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Festival gets a retro fashion boost

RETRO THREADS ... Its Vintage Darling store owner Sarah Wilson, right, with Faith Elliott, who will be performing at Bernicia.

RETRO THREADS ... Its Vintage Darling store owner Sarah Wilson, right, with Faith Elliott, who will be performing at Bernicia.

A BOUTIQUE owner from South Tyneside is lending a hand to the borough’s newest music festival.

Sarah Wilson, who owns It’s Vintage Darling in Imeary Street, South Shields, is helping to organise a ‘Vintage Village’ at the first Bernicia Festival, being held at the Customs House next month.

The 30-year-old organises regular vintage fairs in the borough, which draw bespoke traders from across the region.

Sarah will also be working with a number of Bernicia acts, providing outfits for them to wear onstage.

She said: “It’s great to be involved in the festival, which is going to be great for South Tyneside.

“Sadly, I can’t be at the festival myself but I’m helping to organise lots of stalls and I’m delighted to be able to provide outfits for the acts.

“There are some fantastic bands playing and I feel privileged that they’ll be wearing some of my clothes.”

Festival organiser Emma Howe said: “It’s fantastic to be able to partner up with such a brilliant local business as It’s Vintage Darling to provide even more for Bernicia Festival-goers.

“The contacts that Sarah has across the region will provide our vintage village with a unique variety of items that we believe will really appeal to our audience.

“We are really excited about this partnership and building relationships with local retailers and small businesses, something we hope to do even more of with next year’s festival.”

For information on booking a stall in the Vintage Village, e-mail berniciafestival@gmail.com or call 07854 011704.

Bernicia takes place on August 4, and will feature music from local artists including Little Comets, Lulu James, Boy Jumps Ship and Natasha Haws, across three stages.

There will also be food stalls and bars.

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